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Department of Animal Sciences
The Robert H. Smith Faculty
of Agricultural, Food & Environment

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Herzl 229, Rehovot 7610001, Israel
Phone: +972-(0)8-9489119;
Fax: +972-(0)8-9465763;
Yael Lewitus, Department's Secretary

Prof. Heller E. Dan

Professor (Emeritus), Poultry Immunology and Pathology

Incumbent of Ryback-Pearson Chair in Veterinary Medicine


  • D.V.M. State University of Utrecht. The Netherlands, 1963
  • Ph.D The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1971


Reasearch Interests:

  1. The immune response to infectious bursal disease virus. 
  2. The immune response to avian influenza virus and to the vaccine.
  3. Pathogenesis of Escherichia coli in poultry.
  4. The immune response of chickens to Salmonella

Previous positions:

1991 – 1994: Head,Department of Animal Sciences.

1996 – 2000: Director, Koret School of Veterinary Medicine. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot. Israel.